I got a lot of pushback on this last post. I think you are all missing 3 key points:
1. They will be able to get their top ranked player at RB (Hyde or whoever it is). For every other position (except maybe center) at pick #31, you will be into the 2nd tier of prospects. Mosley, Shazier, the top 5 CBs and WRs will all be gone. If you really want the BPA that’s where you go.
2. They do need a RB – it’s not a luxury. Ball did OK last year, but it’s not like he’s an All-Pro. In any event, You need 2 backs. Anderson is unproven and Hillman could be cut (he was inactive down the stretch). If they want to be a strong running team this year they need another good back.
3. The idea that you can get RBs late in the draft is a fallacy. This really isn’t true – look at the top RBs – they’re mostly all 1st or 2nd Rd picks. Sure there are exceptions – but they are just that – exceptions, not the rule.
That being said, I have to admit I haven’t seen a RB who blows me away in this years class. The problem is, with Peyton at QB you need a back who can pick up the blitz and catch passes. The guys you can pick up in the late rds are there for a reason – they’ve got holes in their games. So if you want a guy who is going to play a significant amount of time this year you need to get him early. Just saying – I’m getting the feeling that the Broncs want to improve their run game and their D. They pretty much took care of the D in free agency – except for MLB which they could get in the 2nd or 3rd. They took care of the OL with the Montgomery signing and the players back from injury. RB is their 2nd biggest position of need for this year.
P.S. I don’t get the Osweiller lovers. To me, as Doug Moe would say, he seems like a ‘big stiff’. I think Dysert has got a better chance to be a player than he does.